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Spaten Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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87
very good

2,392 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,392
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-1999)
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blackc5

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured at 45F from their 1 pt .9 oz bottle into a beer mug.

A - Pours a dark reddish brown with a moderate head on a quick pour. Head dissipates rapidly and leaves zero, nada, zilch lacing.

S - Mild scents of chocolate and raisins. Malty with yeasty herbal undertones. Overall a nice mix of scents, but quite mild.

T - Toasted malts and brown sugar, with dark fruit, mainly raisins and prune, especially as this one warms up. Very light spicy hop finish. Hearty and warming. Best served cold and consumed fairly quick - it gets quite sweet as it warms up.

M - Smooth and thick. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation and just the right amount of oiliness. Perhaps its strongest aspect.

D - Pretty high given the abv. You taste a bit of the alcohol, but for the most part this is just pure warmth and easy to down.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 04:15:12 | More by blackc5
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Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Half-pint glass
From: My wife’s dad
Price: N/A
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 6, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany, almost brown color with one finger of tan head. No lacing along the sides of the glass. No retention on the top.

Smelled that 7.60% ABV right away. Also got caramel, toffee, plum, amber malts, light raspberry, light cherry and purple grapes.

Tasted a bit darker than the nose. Still that berry - raspberry, cherry and juniper - caramel and plum.

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Really liked this one. Wouldn’t hesitate to try it again later.

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Spaten Optimator from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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